Soulscape is the latest Member of Tourism Concern’s Ethical Tour Operators Group. It is a UK-based ethical wellness travel company who create enriching travel experiences rooted in creative learning, cultural immersion and complete wellbeing. Their team spends months in each destination digging out knowledge about local history, culture and making friendships with local artisans, yogis, […]

Adventures for Good collection

Much Better Adventures launches ‘Adventures for Good’ New collection lets travellers support important causes with 20 active experiences in Ecuador, Chile, Belize, Iran, Peru, Australia, India, Canada, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos. Criteria for the collection was developed with Tourism Concern Latest collection from multi-award winning travel company, rated #1 Travel Aggregator in UK The […]

Interview with Maurizio Davolio, president of Italian Association for Responsible Tourism (AITR), who is now among the signatories of the Berlin Declaration

We are happy to announce that the AITR (Italian Association for Responsible Tourism) is now among the signatories of the Berlin Declaration on Transforming Tourism. ( Elisa Spampinato met its president Maurizio Davolio. Tourism Concern: Hi Maurizio, for those unfamiliar with your organization AITR, how would you answer – in a sentence – the question […]

Barcelona Movie Update

Dear Tourism Concern Members, Firstly, we hope this update finds you all well and looking forward to the festive season. Over the past few months, Cristina and I have been busy with furthering our research for our film, meeting with organisations across the city to connect with people invested in the debate around mass tourism […]

Trouble in paradise – Thailand’s hotel workers tell their stories

The article was originally published by Schyst resande (Fair Travel Network) together with Fair Action. Their ongoing campaign in Sweden looks into how hotel workers are treated in Thailand. Safe, friendly and affordable. Thailand is a favourite holiday destination. But the tourism industry isn’t all sunshine. For the Burmese migrant workers who clean the rooms, […]

Animals in Tourism – report launch

Report launch – Monday 11th December 2017 – House of Commons Our new report, Animals in Tourism, which is now available to download, will be launched by Steve Reed MP at the House of Commons on Monday 11th December at 7pm. The event is free to attend for Members and anyone who downloads the Report. […]

“Why we have stopped selling school trips to Iceland?” The School Travel Consultancy

Whilst everything may look idyllic in the glossy Iceland travel brochures, beneath the surface, things are not quite so rosy. For many, the decision of a school tour operator to stop selling one of the most popular overseas school trip destinations may seem like a crazy idea. Since there is the potential to lose clients […]

Tourism Can Be a Force For Good – Our Ethical Tour Operators Group

Our Ethical Tour Operators Group (ETOG) was set up with the purpose of highlighting how tourism can be a force for good. This is achieved by collaborating with socially responsible tour operators, who are passionate about minimising negative impacts within the industry. It is formed by a group of small to medium size tour operators […]